CFP: The Full Cleveland: Dress as Communication, Self-Expression and Identity

The Costume Society of America’s 42nd Annual Meeting & Symposium

When: May 24- 29, 2016
Where: Wyndham Cleveland at Playhouse Square, Cleveland, Ohio

Deadline for submissions: October 16, 2015

Call For Papers: 

The Full Cleveland: Dress as Communication, Self-Expression and Identity

Costume Society of America (CSA) invites submissions of original research which may include topics related to the symposium theme in all its forms, but is not limited to these:

  • Branding
  • Communication of character in performance, including historical re-enactors and/or theatrical performance
  • Communication of ethnic or national identity through dress
  • Communication of social status via dress in all time periods
  • Clothing as an expression of self

CSA invites curators, educators, designers, museum specialists, re-enactors, theater designers, industry professionals, researchers, scholars, and students to submit abstracts that offer diverse perspectives and address a wide range of topics related to costume and fashion studies. Submitters must be members of the Costume Society of America or join at the time of submission. Submit abstracts of 500 words or less, including endnotes and/or selective bibliography (for panels, each panelist’s abstract must be 500 words or less).

For more detailed information on categories of presentations and submission requirements, please visit the CSA website.

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